NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY

Every May 20 National Pick Strawberries Day is observed.   There is something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine. Strawberry picking time is usually between late April and throughout the summer, depending on what part of the United States you live. When harvesting strawberries, you want to …
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May 17 NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY

National Cherry Cobbler Day is dedicated every May 17th to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream. In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes that consist of a fruit filling (cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter, biscuit or pie crust that is then baked.  Some cobblers …
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NATIONAL ASPARAGUS MONTH

May is National Asparagus Month.  These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack. Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweetpea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies. Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, …
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NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY – March 21

As part of National Nutrition Month, National California Strawberry Day kicks off the strawberry season in California. The celebration takes place annually on March 21st which is typically the first full day of spring. It’s an ideal time to rejuvenate our senses and get excited about fresh fruit dishes, too.  Strawberries are the flavor of …
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ROOT VEGETABLES AND EXOTIC FRUIT MONTH -December

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month is an annual designation observed in December. Although we may not think of them this way, root vegetables are the staple of many recipes. This month, add some exotic fruits to those recipes to change it up a little for the holidays, and WOW your friends and family with …
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NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient.  Guacamole is made …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE DAY – September 28

Each year on September 28 strawberry lovers get to enjoy their favorite fruit in the form of pie on National Strawberry Cream Pie Day.  Even though strawberries are out of season, the grocers always make sure to stock up on frozen and canned so we can make pies. How else do we keep making fruit …
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NATIONAL QUESADILLA DAY – September 25

National Quesadilla Day on September 25th encourages us to pull a chair up to the table and eat some authentic Mexican food. While it’s not a sandwich or a taco, the quesadilla satisfies snack cravings while also completing a meal. Typically made with a corn tortilla and filled with cheese, we heat quesadillas until the …
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NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY – September 17

On September 17th, National Monte Cristo Day recognizes the indulgent and delicious sandwich.   A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. The French sandwich called the croque-monsieur inspired the Monte Cristo. However, the sandwich goes by other names, too. If you find a menu with French Sandwich, Toasted Ham Sandwich, or a French …
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